Hope Stone, Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   172 reviews

Address:

2726 Bissonnet Street Suite 240-513 Houston TX 77005 USA

Mission:

Hope Stone, Inc. unlocks the innate creativity of young people and adults through our arts outreach programs with a vision of art for all.

Target demographics:

Hope Stone, Inc. believes in art for all, we believe Brilliant Art = Brilliant Minds

Direct beneficiaries per year:

We work with 700 students ages 2-95 yrs, and perform each year to over 3000 students, some seeing live dance/theater for the first time

Geographic areas served:

Greater Houston, Throughout Texas

Programs:

Hope Stone’s mission is to unlock the innate creativity of young people and adults through our arts outreach programs with a vision of art for all. We are an organization dedicated to nurturing the creative side of children and adults through the positive, empowering experience of the arts. At Hope Stone we believe in Mindfulness Arts Education and are dedicated to this concept in all aspects of our work in the community. Founded in 1997 by its current President & CEO, Jane Weiner, Hope Stone conveys the intrinsic value of the arts through education programs tailored to suit the needs of specific populations of children and adults. Our children’s program (Hope Stone Kids) reaches out to students in a variety of school settings, using highly skilled artists from the artistic disciplines of music, dance, and theater. Hope Stone’s professional dance company (Hope Stone Dance) stages compelling and accessible new works that challenge, entertain, and educate audiences. Recently, Hope Stone has successfully adapted the time-tested methods used in its youth programming to create an arts outreach program for special populations (The Hope Project).

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713.526.1907
www.hopestoneinc.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have been profoundly changed and inspired by Jane Weiner's dedication to outreach and her vision for “Art for All” through Hope Stone. They are not only involved with children, but all ages of the community with the latest being the drumming circle for our Veterans. It's so awesome and amazing! Art appreciation is lacking on every level in this nation and it is so refreshing to see Jane and other artists dedicated to changing that perception by changing lives through dance, art, music, and other creative avenues.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Jane and Hope Stone through my son who is a dancer. This organization not only is having a positive impact on our community, but also on those who join this team and share in her vision. She has inspired my son, and myself, to be better people, better citizens, and better assets to this world. She has shown us the intrinsic quality of expression that is realized through the creative thought process, therefore, further substantiating that art is natural, necessary, and available to all.

The best thing about Hope Stone is that it is based on a foundation of Love. Love for people and love for art. I don’t believe you can know this team or participate in one of their programs, and not walk away changed for the better. I also happen to know that it’s not all about the money. I’ve bought tickets to performances where you have the choice to pay based on what you could afford or what you chose to donate. They make it as accessible as possible so that no matter what a person’s budget may be, you can afford to participate in the experience.

I am humbled and honored to be associated with Jane Weiner and Hope Stone. They are a bright light in our community and in this world. Many thanks to Jane and Hope Stone for leading by example.

 
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I've experienced Jane's vision "Art for All" in many forms: From my granddaughter being involved with the drama classes for teens to watching the seniors at Brookdale being involved with movement and drama. Being a senior myself I watched the courage, commitment and fun these seniors were having. My granddaughter has become much more self-confident through Jane's programs. I would highly recommend getting involved with Jane Weiner wherever you can.

 
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Such an amazing group. Jane and the rest of the crew are committed to making the arts available for everyone--from preschoolers to seniors.

 
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I have been going their ever sence I was little I was in their creative movement class, their drama class, their drumming class and their interact class. I have one memory from get last year I was in hope stone kids where I was back stage wating to go on when I look Behinde me a one of my best freinds is napping I latter teased him about it but I thought it was so cool that every one could be that calm.

 
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Hope Stone is a huge part of my life for 10 years now. It will be for a long time!

 
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I have watched this wonderful non profit Hope Stone Inc. from its birth and Jane Weiner make it happen with all of her heart and soul. It's been a journey and hard hard hard work on her part and all who are involved. I love the company and what it stands for and the things that it does for this community. It's just what it says it is. HOPE for the community and all who enter it's doors. The best of the Best.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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As a busy professional who seeks refuge in dance, I cannot say enough positive things about Hope Stone. The teachers are top-notch and unlike other adult dance classes, there is an emphasis on technique. Jane Weiner has boundless energy, which she devotes to making art, sharing art, teaching art, and just making this world a better place. If you, or anyone you know, has any interest in dance, Hope Stone is the place to get your dance on!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I have studied dance for many years in different countries and cities in the U.S., and Hope Stone is one of the most welcoming and supportive studios I have had the pleasure of being involved with. It is also the only place I have studied ballet as an adult where we are taught all aspects of technique, and the classes are not simply a means to generate revenue. I have also had the honor of working with Jane on the Illuminations Project, and have witnessed how her enthusiasm and dedication motivate others to get involved and volunteer. Jane is an inspiration, and Hope Stone a home for those of us impassioned by dance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning directions for the head in ballet!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a shared love of movement.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supportive, kind, and unpretentious.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of many children, and adults. Also, it could bring live musicians to all classes, and thereby heighten our appreciation for music in addition to movement and technique.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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It is the people that make a place special and Hope Stone is extremely special! "Heart" is a word that comes out in any conversation with folks who volunteer, work, attend classes, or raise funds for this organization. Ana Trevino Godfrey and her Prelude Music class is a joyful, upbeat, fun experience. Your child (and you) will leave each week already looking forward to the next session. Not only is she talented & a terrific teacher, she - like the rest of the staff at Stone Hope, is simply an inspiration.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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My four daughters ages 2 through 8 have taken creative movement classes at Hope Stone. We continue our patronage there because it's proved a great foundation for beginning dance. From the director to the instructors to the receptionist, the staff is courteous and professional.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

From the age of two and on I believe children require consistent and constant discipline. I would encourage the instructors to use more discipline in the class so that a child knows he or she is not following directions.

 
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Some of my students have been enrolled in Hope Stone's Kids Play. Each one was received with love, patience, and a gentle understanding. I wish that more parents would take the time to seek out this program, take the time to drive their child twice a week, take time to invest in the arts as a lifeline for their kids. The Hope Stone experience is unparalleled in our area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the improved attitudes of my students, the improved self-confidence, from the exposure to many dedicated arts professionals.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the acceptance of all kinds of kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Loving, kind, calm, talented, giving

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact the lives of many more children, partly by training more professionals to share arts with teens who may never reach professional levels, but still benefit from the confidence they develop.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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